My Short Hair Routine

Summer has been going on in full swing and I have had a love hate relationship with it since I was a teenager. I love the bright, photogenic weather, ice-creams and evening walks but what I hate is the humidity and frizzy hair. I had really fine, long hair for the longest time (about 3 years) and I wanted a change. So I decided to muster up some courage and cut off about 8 inches of my hair and got a cool, chic bob haircut for the spring season. I have had it for a couple of months and plan on getting regular trims every few weeks. I have also been maintaining it till summer’s over and then I can finally start growing it a bit. I noticed a lot of changes in my hair routine since I’ve had this new haircut and I’ll take you through it step by step. 
#1 Shampoo & Conditioner
I have been using the L’oreal Volumetry Shampoo once a week and I use Tresemme Climate Control Shampoo on the other days that I wash my hair which is usually 2 other times. I like how the salicylic acid based Volumtery shampoo clears my scalp because I have a naturally oily scalp. The Tresemme one keeps it balanced and prevents it from attracting too much moisture which can make it extra greasy on hot summer days. I use the matching tresemme conditioner, only a pea sized amount on my ends.

#2 Air Dry
The best part about having short hair is you can ditch the blow dryer if you have very little time to spare. My hair dries in under 15-20 mins and that’s the amount of time I need to get ready and leaves enough time at the end to do my hair. Everything fits my schedule perfectly and is a much healthier option for my tresses. I actually haven't used my hair dryer in a couple of months now,

#3 Serum/ Spray
While my hair is air drying, I like to spray some Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray into my hair to give it a little bit of texture. I love how this particular one smells. It feels a little sticky when you first spray it on but it dries fast and gives my hair a messy look on days when I’m feeling lazy or running short of time. It’s super easy and a two second process (spray and scrunch) which makes it so handy even in the mornings. On days when I want to have smoother hair, I use the Ogx Brazilian Keratin Therapy Serum. Days when I'm going out or want to look a little more put together.

#4 Styling
When I use the sea salt spray, I just brush it out a little and like to go for the au naturale and carefree look. This is basically my everyday routine. If I want a little bit more structure in my hair, I'll proceed to curl my hair and spray a little more beach spray to finish. On the Keratin Therapy Serum days, I’ll go ahead and straighten my hair. I use the Philips Salon Straight straightening iron. I have naturally straight hair so I don't really have to use hair spray on a daily basis and I do not prefer the crunchy feeling in my hair. All I need is the straightener to straighten out the wavy bits at the ends mainly caused by funny sleep patterns.

#5 Treatment
I have stopped using hair masks currently because it worked well on my longer hair but since I have shorter hair now, it weighs it down and makes the roots greasy. I use a natural oil treatment once a week or once in two weeks because it is quite effective. I mix a little bit of coconut oil with a few drops of any essential oil( lavender/teatree).
And I’m done! That’s how easy my hair care routine is ever since I cut my hair.It can be done under 5 minutes once my hair has dried. Perks of having short hair is you save on a lot of time, you get very little to none of those deadly hair breaking knots and the hair looks like it has a lot of volume and doesn't just lie flat.

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  1. Yes to having a short hair! Haha but I don't really have a routine for it. I just comb it then I am good to go. I kinda' envy yours 'cause it's bubbly and that is all I am aiming for. Also, I am not consistent with my shampoos :/

    Lou | wander-soul.net

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    1. Just combing also works pretty well on my good hair days. Try out some sea salt spray for volume xx

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  2. I don't have a routine for my hair. Omg, I should have.

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart

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    1. Yes you should especially after you're back from travelling. x

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  3. I love air-drying my hair because it's so much healthier but my hair is sooo long now that I can't do that anymore because of how long it takes! x

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    1. Agreed. It is best to avoid heat as much as you can if you also style your hair everyday. x

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  4. I have a love-hate relationship with summer to except makes my hair frizzy. :]

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  5. I think short hair is too high-maintenance for me. I'm so lazy with my hair - i don't think I've properly brushed it in weeks! You make it look so easy though! :)

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    1. You never know what you'll get with short hair though. If you don't brush your hair, you might wake up with the 'bedhead' hair.x

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  6. This is really cool! Love it X Minale
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  7. Am I the only one who doesn't have hair routines? hahaha I'm just lazy with my hair. I should develop a routine too *im inspired by your post! :)*

    Lei, THE LEI REGEEL

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    1. If your hair is shiny and healthy then I think you're doing fine and don't have to have a rigid routine. I needed one because mine was getting quite damaged. xx

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